If you look at a debate 3 days ago you would realize you have to talk about all the arguments to award the argument point. Talk about the sources in the sources points. Talk about conduct for the conduct point. The other votes are like what I said here.
>Reported Vote: Ragnar// Mod action: [Not Removed]
>Points Awarded: 5 points to con for arguments and sources
>Reason for Decision: see comments.
Reason for Mod Action>Arguments are sufficient; the voter surveys all the main arguments, weights them against each other, and reaches a conclusion.
Sources are also sufficient: the voter surveys sources, uses examples and shows how these source affected the individual arguments.
From this you can gather Ragnar was able to meet the standards of the vote.
If you want see his vote here it is
>Reported Vote: Trent0405// Mod action: [Removed]
>Points Awarded: 3 points to or for arguments
>Reason for Decision: See above
Reason for Mod Action> I have gone back and forth on this one over the last few days: but ultimately my view is that this vote falls short of what can be considered borderline.
While the voter cites some examples from pros argument, it is not fully clear from the RFD why he weighted pros point more strongly than cons. In fact, these extra quotes muddy the water for why the voter felt pros arguments were better.
Likewise, there is little detail on why the voter rejected cons arguments on the grounds of relevance - though this alone would have simply made the vote borderline.
I will normally consider a vote to be borderline if only semantic or formatting changes are required; but I feel the explanation in the first portion of the RfD is sufficiently lacking in clarity to pass the borderline test.
From this you can gather you must talk about both arguments not just one.
>Reported Vote: PressF4Respect // Mod action: [Removed]
>Points Awarded: 3 points to pro for arguments
>Reason for Decision: "More convincing debater”
Reason for Mod Action>This vote is insufficient, To award arguments, the voter must (1) survey the main arguments and counterarguments in the debate, (2) weigh those arguments and counterarguments against each other, and (3) explain, based on the weighing process, how they reached their decision.
From this you realize the moderator has clearly stated what must be done in order to award points. If you simply look for this debate you would have found this out or you could've asked the moderators to know what would be going with their rules but you didn't which is why your vote was taken down.
>Reported Vote: WaterPhoenix // Mod action: [Removed]
>Points Awarded: 5 points to pro for arguments and sources, 1 point to pro for conduct.
>Reason for Decision: See above
Reason for Mod Action>none of the points are sufficient. The voters does not survey and weigh arguments, compare and assess sources and the impact they had in the debate (one side having no sources is not grounds for point allocation); not did the voter explain how the conduct was sufficiently toxic or severe to warrant conduct mark down.
To award arguments, the voter must (1) survey the main arguments and counterarguments in the debate, (2) weigh those arguments and counterarguments against each other, and (3) explain, based on the weighing process, how they reached their decision.
To award sources points, the voter must (1) explain how the debaters' sources impacted the debate, (2) directly assess the strength/utility of at least one source in particular cited in the debate, and (3) explain how and why one debater's use of sources overall was superior to the other's.
To award conduct points, the voter must (1) identify specific instances of misconduct, (2) explain how this misconduct was excessive, unfair, or in breach of the debate's rules, and (3) compare each debater's conduct.
You don't even know how to vote to even say something about the voting system. Please understand it before you criticize it. You are also in no position to critize because your vote was awful.
Better spelling and grammar
it came down to a debate on what best means
You gave me all the points for 10 words. Do you even understand how to vote or did you forget to ask the moderators because you accidentally pressed enter?
From this I can clearly understand if you really wanted to vote under the DA rules you would've asked the moderators or looked through debates. I also knew that your vote was awful even disregarding the rules of this site. 10 words is not enough to give one side the points for 4 different things.